United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
BlackHaddock (280) , England | April 3, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
What a strange place to put a beer bar, on the shopping walkway between the Mandalay and the Luxor resort complexes.
We (my wife and I) sat on the bar corner as you walk in, most tables were full and the bar stools well populated on an early Monday evening in May. The fridge in front of me had beers calling to be bought (Deus, etc, etc), but Iím here for the beers on tap I canít get in Europe.
My wife, bless her, orders a Pabst Blue Ribbon, I fall off my bar stool but recover in time to ask for a Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB without losing too much street cred. I donít think anyone else heard her order. I then had beers from Kona, Pyramid and Ommegang, all from the taps. Too full for any food, pity, everybody else seemed to be enjoying theirs.
Friendly staff who let us get on with our drinking, attentive, but not obtrusive, helpful when asked and appeared knowledgable.
I would never have set foot in the place if it wasnít for checking beer sites before we travelled, as youíd just never guess the joys that it holds by looking at it from the passageway it sits on.
fiercepanda (7) Missouri | February 11, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing special about the atmosphere, the staff was pretty knowledgeable about the beers, but the selection was fairly limited. The upside is that you can choose six samplers at a lower price to taste a bunch of beers without committing to a higher price point. This allows you to sample most of their taps in a couple of sessions, and they also have some bottles available for sale as well. I didnít eat, so I canít vouch for the food.
gvmdw7 (41) California | August 15, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
The proís: decent selection of rare and quality bottles. The service was fast and attentive. The food was good overall, but itís hard to mess up a burger.
Conís: the 20 some taps with only 4-5 microbrews of any noteworthiness. The neon signs/clock; I understand itís Vegas but itís tacky considering the decent selection.
Overall, if youíre in the area, this is probably the best place on the strip.
ryanfolty (182) Bourbon County, Minnesota | August 7, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Great spot to grab a burger and beer on the strip. The beers on tap were okay and priced at $6 which for the location is decent. Burgers were amazing and came out quick considering the place was full. Bottle selection was good, but seemed a little excessively priced.
Savvy1982 (70) Lethbridge, Alberta | July 12, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in as part of my week in Las Vegas, odd to find a Beer Destination in a shopping mall, but thats rather beside the point. Ambience is nice, somewhere between a gastropub and an upper-end sports lounge.
Food was excellent, although for a $22 hamburger, it bloody well better be. Tap selection was broad, though not terribly interesting, bottle list was nice, would love to get a table together for one of those Firestone Walker verticals...
If you want are to find, or one-off beers, Aces and Ales is a better choice, but the food here is top-notch, and the selection is great, plus its right on the Strip.
Iíll be back.
beerchugger (23) North Canton, Ohio | April 11, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Itís a burger bar, but not like any burger bar Iíve been too. Full of tables, booths and lots of bar stools. Each booth has a little TV to watch, well, TV.
The service was great and they were super friendly. They lost my order about 5 minues after taking it. The waitress was in tears over it and they ended up not charging us anything for our food, despite getting our food out faster than most places do on a regular basis. Our waitress was super and her manager was equally great.
Their burgers are world class and their food, from what we had, is all really good. The number of burgers they have is nice and all very different. I donít mean simple changing the toppings around, I mean quality variety. Different types of meat, different buns to choose from, and the Rossini looked amazing with foie gras and shaved truffles.
They have about 100 different bottles of beer and 24 taps. Their selection is nice, they have extremely rare and hard to find beers like Firestone Walker 12 and they have plenty of local offerings as well.
As far as the prices...itís Vegas, but itís also not overkill.
If you make a trip to Vegas, then you need to stop in. I donít think youíll be disappointed...I was thrilled with the place.
DuffMan (244) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | December 24, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went here a few times last month when we did the half-marathon and stayed at the Mandalay. Decent spread of taps with some local representation and a few imports. Bottle list has some hidden treasures, but be prepared to pay for them! Pricey for sure. Burgers are unbeleivable-- ground to order so I had a rare bison burger with blue cheese. Fuck yeah!
Lagunitasfan (66) San Diego, California | June 22, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Hanginí in Vegas with Weeheavy. Bottle selection was good, but priced for Vegas. Sin City beer was weak, and they were out of their signature beer. Burgers were awesome and well priced. Iíll go back.
WeeHeavySD (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | June 22, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Had dinner here tonight with lagunitasfan. Great food, decent draftg prices, expensive but available firestone anniverssaries. Had the hubert keller burger pretty nice for like $20, one day ill try the freaking $60 burger.
Dogbrick (658) Columbus, Ohio | June 14, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 03/2009): Burger Bar is in the upper level of the mall at Mandalay Bay which of course is on the Vegas Strip. There is plenty of parking in the whole area.
The interior is deep and narrow with the bar running pretty much the entire length of the left side of the room. It is essentially 2 bars with a server area between. The rest of the space is devoted to restaurant seating. The lighting is alternating hard and soft, and has a similar vibe to a lot of Vegas restaurants. The bar offers a pretty good look at the available draughts and bottles.
Burger Bar has around 25 taps featuring beers from Lost Coast, Stone, Pyramid, Speakeasy, Sin City, New Belgium and others. As for bottles there are maybe 100 segmented neatly in the (very thorough) beer menu by country. Domestically, Deschutes, Kona, North Coast, etc are represented. As for imports there are several options from Holland, Mexico, Japan, Belgium, UK, Czech Republic etc. Most of the drafts are available as samples (they require you get 5 at a time).
Service was surprisingly good on a Wednesday evening. The bartender, while being dressed in tiny clothes was actually able to make good recommendations (Kasteel Donker and Samichlaus). No complaints there.
The burgers at Burger Bar are pretty good. There are several "house" burgers but they have a pretty good a la carte setup as well. My burger was pretty solid, and the sweet potato fries were especially tasty.
Overall I would definitely check this place out again while on the Strip.
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